Shopping for an engagement ring can be a daunting yet exhilarating experience. When it comes to choosing the right engagement ring, The Diamond Boutique reveal their five tips to make that all-important decision a little easier.
1) Diamonds or Coloured Gemstones
Diamonds have and always will be the gem of choice for engagement rings whether you opt for a classic white diamond or something a little fancy such as a canary (yellow) or a rare pink/ blue diamond. However, over the last few years, there's been an increase in coloured gemstones for engagement rings, with sapphire, ruby and emerald making top choices.
Budget is an important factor as it will help you to establish what your options are. It's vital research as much as possible and seek professional advice where possible to ensure you get what you pay for. You can call the team at Diamond Boutique should you have any gemstone related questions with no pressure to buy.
3) Classic Vs Contemporary Vs Vintage
The most popular style of ring is 'classic'. Classic usually refers to engagement rings which have a plain band, usually in gold or platinum, with a diamond or coloured stone set in a beautiful 4 or 6 prong setting, creating a timeless and elegant proposal.
The second most popular style is 'contemporary' featuring diamond halos, diamond shoulders or both.
The third style is 'vintage' and usually suitable for those who prefer something a little quirky and different. Just ask yourself what will she like and if it will compliments them and their personality. No one knows your bride-to-be better than you!
4) Bespoke designs
Bespoke engagement rings are becoming very popular; they're the perfect way to express your love with something unique and personal. Diamond Boutique's Art of Possible service starts with an initial consultation with a specialist. Your inspiration and ideas are then used to make a 2D sketch of the ring before a 3D CAD model is created to allow you to look at the ring from all angles. Once you've approved the design, Diamond Boutique will create the real thing.
5) The Right Jeweller
The last and one of the most important tip is to select the right jeweller. Research the company and if they have a store, plan a visit. Regardless of your budget, you are spending your hard earned cash, so make sure you do your homework, find the right jeweller and enjoy the moment.